August 25th, 2014, 02:33
Many of us learn this the hard way, but you're much better working in this order:-
Build the model first
...Map the model second
......Animate the model LAST
It's very tempting to animate the undercarriage and have it folding up and unfolding a treat, but if you have to adjust anything or reset scale or transforms in the process of mapping, you'll have to redo the animation all over.